Bayou Vista, TX


By: Laurie E. Jasinski

Type: General Entry

Published: August 9, 2004


The town of Bayou Vista is located off Interstate 45 and State Highway 6 near Jones Bay and Highland Bayou about eight miles west-northwest of Galveston and five miles south of Texas City in Galveston County. Homes were being sold in the coastal development by the early 1960s. Bayou Vista incorporated on January 19, 1985. In 1990 it reported a population of 1,320, and that number increased to 1,644 in 2000. The community consists of waterfront houses along a series of dredged canals that provide access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf. Bayou Vista has a mayor and city council, police department, and volunteer fire department.

Bayou Vista website (http://www.bayouvista.com), accessed June 29, 2004.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Laurie E. Jasinski, “Bayou Vista, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/bayou-vista-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 9, 2004

Place
Bayou Vista
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
2409800
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: Yes
Belongs to
  • Galveston County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 29.32581190°
  • Longitude: -94.93877800°
Population Counts
People Year
1,320 1990
1,644 2000
1,537 2010
1,664 2019